Period
to 24 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 6 months to 24 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 176 160
Rank change year-on-year +11 -16 -14
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 19 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.27% 0.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.98% 2.31% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 12
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +33.33% -1.64%
10th Percentile £340 £376 £305
90th Percentile £488 £600 £524
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £35.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year -16.08% -31.90% +27.27%

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 637 650 530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.52% 11.90% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 408 310
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -4.46% +20.77%
10th Percentile £208 £205 £225
90th Percentile £513 £532 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 35
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +16.14% -2.16%
10th Percentile £9.68 £10.94 £10.68
90th Percentile £53.75 £42.25 £42.25
England median hourly rate £20.60 £22.50 £24.23
% change year-on-year -8.44% -7.14% +21.15%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 16 £390 -17.89% 2
Staffordshire +16 7 £380 -3.18% 4
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 10 (52.63%) Information Security
2 8 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (42.11%) GDPR
3 7 (36.84%) FMCG
3 7 (36.84%) Retail
4 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
5 5 (26.32%) PMI
5 5 (26.32%) PMP
5 5 (26.32%) PMI Certification
5 5 (26.32%) Project Governance
6 4 (21.05%) Change Control
6 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
6 4 (21.05%) QA
6 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 3 (15.79%) Regulatory Compliance
7 3 (15.79%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 3 (15.79%) Web Services
7 3 (15.79%) CISSP
7 3 (15.79%) Logistics
7 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) Ingenico
8 2 (10.53%) Data Governance
8 2 (10.53%) COBIT
8 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
8 2 (10.53%) SQL

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Codeship
General
1 7 (36.84%) Retail
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Project Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Junior
3 4 (21.05%) Junior Project Manager
3 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS Project Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Security Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce Manager
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 3 (15.79%) GDPR Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Web Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Web Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Coordinator
5 2 (10.53%) Information Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) FMCG
2 5 (26.32%) PMI
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Information Security
2 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
3 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
3 5 (26.32%) Project Governance
4 4 (21.05%) Change Control
4 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
4 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
5 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.79%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Logistics
5 3 (15.79%) Regulatory Compliance
6 2 (10.53%) Data Governance
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) Programme Governance
6 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
6 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
7 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) PMI Certification
1 5 (26.32%) PMP
2 3 (15.79%) CISSP
3 2 (10.53%) CISM
4 1 (5.26%) AWS Certification
4 1 (5.26%) CISA
4 1 (5.26%) CISMP
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) GSEC
4 1 (5.26%) ISSAP
4 1 (5.26%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) VCP5
4 1 (5.26%) VCP6
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) GDPR
1 8 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (21.05%) QA
3 2 (10.53%) COBIT
4 1 (5.26%) GCP
4 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
1 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Ingenico
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Dell
2 1 (5.26%) Google
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) VMware